Richard Georges is the author of the poetry collections Make Us All Islands (Shearsman Books), Giant (Platypus Press), and Epiphaneia (Out-Spoken Press). His work has appeared in Prelude, Smartish Pace, The Caribbean Writer, The Poetry Review, WILDNESS, Wasafiri, The White Review, Entropy and elsewhere.
In 2017, Make Us All Islands was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and various poems placed on shortlists for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the Hollick Arvon Prize, the Small Axe Literary Prize, and won the Marvin E. Williams Prize from The Caribbean Writer. In 2019, Giant was highly commended by the Forward Prizes and was longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize. A poem from the collection, “300 Goats” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
In addition to writing, Richard is a founding editor of Moko, and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study. He works in higher education and lives in the British Virgin Islands.